The Diviners by Libba Bray (Mini Review)

26877674Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Date published: September 18, 2012
Format: Audiobook
Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
Source: Library

Summary: Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

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Calendar Girls (#1 / January 2016): Best Debut Novel of 2016

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Welcome to my very first Calendar Girls post! I am very excited to start this year off with a brand new blog event which I am co-hosting with my friend Melanie! For those of you who have not heard of Calendar Girls (#CalendarGirlsBooks on Twitter) yet, Calendar Girls is a brand new monthly blog event inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific them for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!

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Wishlist Wednesdays (#3)

giphyWooooow it’s been a while since I wrote one of these! I guess I have been busy though. I’ve been working freelance, and reading a lot. I also just spent 24 days in Romania, visiting family. And the free time I had there, I spent either doing school work or reading. It’s been an adventure, haha. But in any case, I haven’t had much time to post anything other than reviews on here.

Now I’m sitting in Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam though, for a 17 hour layover (save me!), and before I try sleeping, I thought I could try writing up a daily meme post for you guys! And since it’s Wednesday, that of course means it’ll have to be a Wishlist Wednesday post!

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Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan [ARC Review]

9780763672331Title: Snow White: A Graphic Novel
Creator: Matt Phelan
Type: Fiction, Comic
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Date published: September 13, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 216
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words “Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL.” In a moody, cinematic new telling of a beloved fairy tale, extraordinary graphic novelist Matt Phelan captures the essence of classic film noir on the page—and draws a striking distinction between good and evil.

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